Principal Machine Learning Scientist
Posted on 11/30/2023

501-1,000 employees

AI e-Discovery legal software
Company Overview
Disco’s mission is to empower lawyers to do what they went to law school to do by applying human legal judgment to their legal matters. The company is innovating the legal space by using AI, cloud computing, and data analytics to help bring justice for their clients and win important disputes around the world.
AI & Machine Learning

Company Stage


Total Funding





Austin, Texas

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Science
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
AI & Machine Learning
  • Hold a PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Physics or a related field
  • At least 5 years hands-on experience in artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Extensive experience in building and fine-tuning generative AI applications, including large language models
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python and frameworks like PyTorch, TensorFlow, MxNet, or others
  • Deep understanding of NLP concepts, encompassing language modeling, text generation, sentiment analysis, and named entity recognition
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and stay updated with the latest developments in the field
  • Experience in leading teams, managing projects, and mentoring junior data scientists
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to collaborate seamlessly with diverse teams and articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Conceptualize, design, and develop AI/ML applications based on loose product or operational requirements
  • Lead a team of machine learning scientists to monitor, maintain, and improve existing systems leveraging AI
  • Design and conduct experiments to assess the validity, quality, and usefulness of AI models
  • Develop proof-of-concept prototypes for AI models and techniques
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to bring new AI features into production and/or integrate machine learning models into applications and services
  • Effectively communicate complex technical concepts and AI solutions to non-technical stakeholders
  • Propose and lead or execute applied research in topics relevant to the legal domain within Disco’s broader AI strategy
  • Stay current with latest developments in AI/ML research
  • Document research ideas for publication in patents or conference proceedings
  • Foster a culture of knowledge sharing within the data science team and wider organization through training sessions and workshops
Desired Qualifications
  • Demonstrable record of publications and/or patents indicating the ability to innovate and follow through on ideas
  • Experience with cloud platforms and technologies for scalable model training and deployment
  • Experience with parallel computing, distributed systems, or GPU acceleration
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) practices